2013 Oscar nominee for Best Supporting Actress, Amy Adams makes an appearance along with her husband Darren Le Gallo at the 38th Annual L.A. Film Critics Association Awards which was held at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City.
It was a night for Kings, ballerinas and girls with dragon tattoos at last night’s 2011 Orange British Academy Film Awards.
With stunning dresses on the red carpet at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and much deserved honors being handed out inside, including Colin Firth winning Best Actor for a second time in a row for “The King’s Speech” following last year’s “A Single Man” accolade, there was much to celebrate.
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” was recognized in the Film Not in the English Language category, David Fincher picked up the Best Director BAFTA for “The Social Network”, while an absent Natalie Portman was honored with the Best Actress award for her work in “Black Swan”.
And as expected by many “The King’s Speech” stood out from the crowd with Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter winning awards for their supporting roles in the film, while it also scooped up the Outstanding British Film trophy.
Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Burton, Alan Rickman, musician Mark Ronson and Timothy Spall were among the celebrities on the red carpet at the European premiere of Sweeney Todd. Bonham Carter, Rickman and Spall have also starred in the Harry Potter film series.
Sweeney Todd is based on the hit Broadway musical which tells the infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd (Depp), who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett (Bonham Carter).
A very pregnant Helena Bonham Carter hit the town in London with husband Tim Burton. The couple will no doubt be quite busy over the coming months as their second child is reportedly due on December 7 and Burton’s new film Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street starring Johnny Depp is due in US theaters in December and UK theaters in January.
Director Tim Burton was honored at the Venice Film Festival with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement yesterday. Johnny Depp, who has starred a number of Burton’s films including Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, presented the award. “This is very special to me. It’s the best honor I’ve ever received and it just inspires me to keep going,” Burton said. He also joked that the award was better than an Oscar statuette: “It’s actually a lot more beautiful-looking than a bald, naked man.”
Burton attended with fiancee Helena Bonham Carter who recently appeared in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and is pregnant with the couple’s second child. He is currently filming his new film, Sweeney Todd, in which Depp plays the demon barber of Fleet Street.